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OMG. I cannot even begin to tell you how long this has been a work-in-progress. I started it . . . sometime in December, maybe? Or maybe later than that; I can't even remember now. But after finally focusing on it properly, it's done.

The main reason this took so long to work on was because I was missing two songs for two audios. I had an idea for one of them, but the other one was damn near impossible to work with. Anyway, how this mix works is something like this: I didn't include a song for every single audio that Eight & Charley had together; that would have just made a massive, twenty-eight song mix & I knew I'd never hold interest in such a huge project. So I picked what I felt were the most important audios for the two of them, & the development of their relationship. Even though it took forever to make & gave me quite a headache at times, I really enjoyed working on it. I adore Eight & Charley & they're completely deserving of a mix. They are indeed, an OTP to me. ♥

A final note before we get to the goodies now.


THERE IS NO ZIP. THERE WILL NOT BE A ZIP. I CANNOT UPLOAD A ZIP, IT WILL CRASH MY COMPUTER. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO UPLOAD ONE. THANK YOU & ENJOY THE MUSIC.



Crossposted to fanmix, zagreuswaits & of course, riverdresses. My apologies if you see this more than once!
 
 
feeling a little: calmcalm
hearing the sounds of: Poe ♦ Spanish Doll
 
 
For a while now, I've been working on, or contemplating beginning several Doctor Who related mixes. I actually have a second one in the works & a a couple in the contemplation stage. But this is the first one to ever make it out of my head.

It's an odd concept to mix for, regeneration, but it's an aspect of the Doctor that fascinates me to some degree. I think it's because it's both an ending & a beginning - an almost paradoxical thought in some ways, an impossible thought, even, but I think that's why I love it.

So here we are: nine songs for nine regenerations of the Doctor in order from One to Nine. (after some internal debate, I decided not to include Ten or Ten v. 2.0 because a) there are plenty of mixes devoted to one or the other around the fandom, just ask about & b) I adhered to the official, classic definition of regeneration - the Doctor physically, fully changing his form from one body to another. Ten has yet to do that; he only has a duplicate of himself in an alternate universe. So neither of them were included. My apologies!) I tried to select songs that captured the mood of each regeneration, rather than the personality of each one. I think I succeeded for the most part, but perhaps not as well in other parts.

Now before we get to the music, I have one final note for all of you.

THERE IS NO ZIP. THERE WILL NOT BE A ZIP. I CANNOT UPLOAD ONE, IT CRASHES MY LAPTOP. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO UPLOAD ONE. THANK YOU & ENJOY THE MUSIC!


 
 
feeling a little: restlessrestless
 
 
Title: do you know where friendship ends & passion does begin?

Author: riverdresses

Pairing: Eight/Sarah Jane

Rating: NC-17

Summary: Temporarily sidetracked while on a trip with the Doctor, Sarah brings up a long-forgotten bit of whimsy that the Doctor encourages her to turn into reality.

Disclaimer: I'd not mind owning Eight or Sarah Jane at all! But, as it is, I don't. & that is all we can say.

Notes: This fic would not exist without the help of both of the lovely ladies backinblackk, who did the preliminary beta-reading for this & wildannuette who did a lovely job Brit-picking this for me. Title is from the song Stockings by Suzanne Vega, which helped inspire this fic to a certain extent.

The timeline for Eight, just to keep everything straight is post-TVM, pre-Storm Warning & for Sarah, pre-The Sarah Jane Adventures & School Reunion, but you can always disregard that for this story.

Crossposted to riverdresses & who_otp.

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feeling a little: bouncybouncy
hearing the sounds of: Her Space Holiday ♦ Hair Cut Short
 
 
Title: Caress the Gold
Author: riverdresses
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose/Reinette
Rating: NC-17, I'd say.
Disclaimer: I could only dream of owning Rose & Reinette, but alas, it will never happen.
Summary: Surrounded by such a vast wardrobe onboard the TARDIS, Reinette is completely at a loss for what to wear. Rose, however, is more than happy to lend a helping hand.
Notes: This little tale is a gift for my darling ninkasa, as she was so kind to share these two delicious pics of Sophia Myles with me, which are almost completely responsible for this story. I'm sorry it took me so long to get it up sweetheart, but I hope you like it! Also, huge thank yous to brachiosaurid for the very patient beta & her kind words.

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Crossposted to girlslash, dw_femslash & riverdresses. Later, at the suggestion of ninkasa, at who_otp & rose_lives.
 
 
feeling a little: blahblah
 
 
Okay! I know I talked about doing a John Sheppard mix a while back, but Daniel won out for right now!

So, this mix has been in the making for quite a while - about a month, but I've been wanting to do it for a lot longer. It's the first of two parts, with the first part covering the original film plus the first five seasons & the second part covering seasons six through ten & possibly Continuum & The Ark of Truth, depending on when I release the second part.

Admittedly, this wasn't the easiest mix to make - with ten years of canon to work through, I almost didn't do it at all! But then I decided to divide each part into half a decade & try & score the most important aspects of Daniel's life & career at the SGC.

The first part of my mix has a more dreamlike, whimsical, emotional feel to it compared to the second part - I always saw Daniel in both the film & in the first five seasons as a dreamy idealist - someone who thinks more with his heart, rather than his head. It's part of why I love him as much as I do, really, so I had the first part of my mix reflect that. Also, this mix isn't particularly shippy - I'm saving that for future mixes. ::laughs::

I'd also like to thank colonel_taisa for all of her help with lyric meta & for not screaming 'I DON'T CARE ELIZABETH, GO AWAY!' at me when I'd take up whole chats with meta-ing, as well as my darling lost_little_nat, for being supportive & encouraging, even though it's been a while since she's watched any SG-1! You girls are freaking TREASURES! ::hugs both of you::

& of course, I want to extend a big honkin' thanks to each & every Daniel fangirl who downloads this - it IS all for you guys anyway!

Okay, no more babbling, let's get to the mix, shall we? But I would like to make one more note before we begin!

THERE IS NO ZIP. THERE WILL NOT BE A ZIP. I CAN'T UPLOAD ZIPS, THEY KILL MY COMPUTER. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO MAKE ONE. I WILL BE VERY ANNOYED IF PEOPLE REPEATEDLY ASK ME FOR ONE AFTER I'VE EXPLICITLY STATED THAT I CAN'T UPLOAD ONE. THANK YOU & ENJOY THE MUSIC!

WE NOW HAVE A ZIP! Courtesy of canadian_ammerz, we now have a full zip! walking on clouds, walking on stars, 127 MB

 
 
feeling a little: awakeawake
hearing the sounds of: Portishead ♦ Sour Times
 
 
 
lost_little_nat's off in France for a month! ::cries & misses her mei-mei:: So while she's gone, I'll post lots o' stuffs here!

& now, we have more Firefly smut fic from me, & for what could possibly be my OTP (if I had one in this fandom!), which would be Mal/Simon. ::twirls::

Title: a bliss of another kind
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Mal/Simon
Disclaimer: All Joss's toys, I'm just playing with them for a bit!
Warnings: none that I can see!
Notes: This was actually, if I remember right, my first real attempt at Firefly fic, as well as Mal/Simon porn. It was originally born as comment porn for one of my favourite enablers galpals, inderpal, who was also the one who encouraged me to share it, so really, you have her to thank for this! Beta-read by geeky_webmaster & the title is from the Tori Amos song Bliss, which, strangely, could work for these two. True story!

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Crossposted to the_pretty_fits & of course, riverdresses.

& now, before you all go, I have a small favour to ask the readers of my fic, or at least, of the Mal/Simon shippers who are dropping by! I'm working on a little mixtape thing for Mal/Simon, & I have absolutely NO title as of now, which is really bugging the hell out of me. So, if you could, could you please pick which title you like the most OR SUGGEST ONE in my little poll? THANK YOU!

Out of all of these, which would work the best for a Mal/Simon fanmix?

like water in my lungs
6(33.3%)
The Darker Days of Me & Him
4(22.2%)
My Medicine
3(16.7%)
Wicked Game
5(27.8%)

If you've got a suggestion for a possible title, PLEASE share it with me!

 
 
feeling a little: soresore
hearing the sounds of: Phantom Planet ♦ Knowitall
 
 
Yes, I DO seem to be making a lot of pretty fannish things lately, don't I? ::giggles:: But it's a twofold form of fun - I get to create pretty things & you all get some form of enjoyment out of my creations!

& with this post, I return to what I loved to make in my early days of fandom - soundtracks! This is one I've been working on for quite some time now, & I'm really excited to be finally sharing it with others! It's my first contribution to the Firefly fandom, namely a mix for who may be my favourite male member of Serenity's crew - Dr. Simon Tam. This mix, while easily something I could listen to for quite some time, is something that was NOT easy to make. Mostly because I had so few songs that fit just Simon, but so many that fit him & River. I knew that I wanted this mix to just be about him, so it was something of a task to find songs that worked best for him alone. Of course, that's not to say that River doesn't pop up at least ONCE in this mix - she does of course!

So this mix took about . . . what, a month or two to make? It's been through MULTIPLE revisions, massive re-workings, plus an irritating lack of inspiration for cover art. But it's finally here & I really hope that everyone who downloads it enjoys it, especially the Simon fangirls, for whom I made this mix especially for!

& a couple of techinical notes for the mix & a little note of thanks to those that helped me with the mix!

- THERE IS NO ZIP. THERE WILL NOT BE A ZIP. I CANNOT UPLOAD ONE, IT WILL KILL MY LAPTOP. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO UPLOAD ONE - I WILL BE VERY IRRITATED IF I GET THIRTY COMMENTS REQUESTING ONE AFTER I'VE EXPLICITLY STATED THAT I CAN'T UPLOAD ONE. THANK YOU!

- The songs Starlight & Simon are on Megaupload because Sendspace wasn't working for me this morning. If you need me to upload it to Sendspace, ask & I will!

- Lots of quotes in this mix! I usually don't have quotes in my mixes, but this time around I do. THANK GOD FOR THE OFFICAL FIREFLY COMPANIONS.

- This ISN'T the last mix featuring Simon that I have planned - I'm working on a Simon/Kaylee & a Mal/Simon one as well, so look for those in the near future.

- The kanji brushes on the back cover read as such, in order: Doctor, Brother, Loyalty, Lost. Just a random little factoid!

- On a semi-related note, I'd like to take this moment to pimp out the Simon Tam kinkathon that's happening over at talkcrazy! Go, go, sign up, OR leave some prompts! The world needs more Dom!Simon ficcage.

- WE NOW HAVE A ZIP! rapunzelita uploaded a full zip here on Sendspace, so now you don't have to download song by song! THANKS!

& now, before I shut up, I just want to give HUGE hugs, thanks, & strawberry kisses to lost_little_nat, a.k.a the Simon to my River, for providing a TON of lyric meta via MSN while I worked on this mix & helping me cut the stuff that wasn't working right, my friendslist for voting in the polls I posted in relation to this mix, for listening to all my blather concerning this mix for the past two months, & any & all Simon fangirls that download this mix - it's all for you!

& now, to the mix!

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Crossposted to fanmix, cortexradio & of course, riverdresses.
 
 
feeling a little: excitedexcited
hearing the sounds of: Ito Yuna ♦ Endless Story (Soundtrack Version)